Give to OCRJC
Orange County Restorative Justice Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We rely on support from federal, state, and foundation grants, appropriations from Orange County, VT towns, and donations from people dedicated to restorative justice and supporting a community response to crime.
OCRJC is committed to our mission and vision:
• Building and advocating for a just community by providing restorative programs to address legal issues, wrongdoing, conflict and the needs of harmed parties;
• Connecting participants to services that improve the health, well-being and positive behavior of individuals and the community.
We want the everyday life in Orange County communities to be safe, just and provide opportunities for all people to thrive.
Orange County Restorative Justice Center has provided a community-based response to crime for 40 years! Your contribution is needed more than ever to support restorative justice in Orange County.
Your donation, in any amount, is greatly appreciated!
Volunteers are essential to the success of our restorative justice programs. Volunteers represent the voice of the community and help participants understand the harm their actions caused, even in what are referred to as “victimless” crimes. Join the 400+ Vermonters who volunteer at community justice centers around the state!
The panel process provides an opportunity for individuals responsible for criminal acts to accept responsibility and work to repair the harm caused by their actions. Panel members help the participant create a contract designed to repair these harms and to address the underlying factors in their life that contributed to the criminal charge.
CoSA teams work with individuals re-entering our communities after incarceration on a weekly basis for at least twelve months. They support the core member in positively reconnecting with their community as they work to reestablish and/or create personal and professional lives, and they hold the core member accountable for decisions made and actions taken during their transition.
Restorative panels and CoSA teams meet regularly throughout Orange County. Restorative justice training is provided by local programs and the association.
OCRJC welcomes in-kind donations for our organization and the people we work with. Please see the list below of our needs. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please click the items below and provide us your contact information. We appreciate your support!
In search of apartments for our transitional housing program. We have secured two apartments and hope to find two more. Know anyone in the Bradford area who is willing to work with the program? Please connect them!